I was thrilled to be in Maine last week for painting. Even though I am familiar with many painting spots, I always find the first day tough to decide where to paint.
Although I only had three days to paint, I decided to take another opportunity to paint the same house again. This time, it was composed from a different perspective and I painted it at a different time of the day. I had been thinking about Stuart Davis since my last visit to his retrospective show “In Full Swing” at the Whitney Museum. My drawing continued to have invented space and frame, inspired by Stuart Davis. After a few hours of painting, it showed muted colors, it was dark but not exciting. I revisited Morandi’s work and changed the surrounding green color to a bright cobalt blue. It made the painting more exciting because of this unexpected color which was an inspiration from Morandi’s work.
However, in retrospect this painting might still needs some work. I am planning to revisit this again once the paint dries.